LAMAR-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Konantz Warden Funeral Home for George D. Rawlings, 70, Lamar, who died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at his home. Minister Rob Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Oakton Cemetery.
Music will be “Ten Thousand Reasons” and “When I Get Where I’m Going”. Pallbearers are John Davis, Jack Peacock, Jim Buzzard, John Teed, Sam Foster, Gary Ford, Paul Crabtree, Chris Ward and Earl Lipscomb. Honorary pallbearers are Cody Rawlings, Adam Rawlings, Parker Rawlings, Zach Rawlings, Drew Rawlings, Landon Rawlings, Cole Rawlings, Dallas Hollister and Carmen Rawlings.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liberal FFA, Liberal City Park or Oakton Cemetery.
The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.konantzwarden.com.
Survivors include his wife, Earlene of 32 years; three sons, Rick Rawlings, Colleyville, Texas, Loyd Rawlings, Ozark and Jeff Rawlings, Columbia, Ill.; nine grandchildren; two brothers, John Rawlings, Liberal and Richard E. Rawlings, Baxter Springs, Kan. and three sisters, Dorothy Snyder and Marguerite Buzzard, Lamar and Kathryn Sherron, Excelsior Springs.
A brother, Gene Rawlings and a sister, Carolyn Skinner, preceded him in death.
Mr. Rawlings was born Aug. 8, 1943, in Oskaloosa, to W.F. “Bud” and Ladye Yoke Rawlings. He was a 1961 graduate of Liberal High School. He was a second generation hay and straw business owner.
He was of the Christian faith. He was a member and past president of the Optimist Club and was a strong supporter of FFA.
He married Earlene Robertson on Aug. 22, 1981, in Lamar.